New Mexico Lobos vs Utah State Aggies in NCAAF odds tilt

Utah State Aggies New Mexico Lobos
3-4 October 19, 2013, 09:00 | University Stadium 2-3



University Stadium features a battle between the host New Mexico Lobos and the visiting Utah State Aggies in betting action Saturday.

The Lobos currently sports a record of 2-3, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-2-1 ATS. The Aggies are 3-4 and 4-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Lobos post a 4-1 over under record this season, while the Aggies have gone 4-3 against the number.

View Utah State Aggies vs New Mexico Lobos Odds and Stats.

According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 101-rated Lobos and the No. 14-rated Aggies in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 41-30 win for the Aggies on Saturday.

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Utah State lost its last outing, a 34-23 result against Boise State on October 12. Utah State failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog, while the 57 combined points took the game OVER the total. Cole Gautsche went over the 100-yard mark (113) in his team's latest effort, but Wyoming still defeated New Mexico by a score of 38-31.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits New Mexico's No. 30-ranked offense, averaging 36.83 PPG, against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 31 this week at 21.43 PPG. The Lobos aerial game is averaging 93.17 yards per game, less than the Aggies secondary allows through the air, 222.43 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Aggies feature the league's No. 34-rated road run defense, allowing 132.25 yards per game. New Mexico, meanwhile, ranks No. 1 in rushing offense at home.

A few Aggies at Lobos trends to consider:
Utah State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Utah State is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Utah State's last 6 games
Utah State is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
New Mexico is 4-18 SU in its last 22 games
New Mexico is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
New Mexico is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Utah State at Hawaii, Saturday, November 2nd
New Mexico at San Diego State, Saturday, November 2nd